List of territorial entities where Persian is an official language

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The following is a list of sovereign states that have Persian as an official language.

Persian Linguasphere.
Legend
  Official language
 :Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan
  More than 1,000,000 speakers
 :Uzbekistan, Iraq
  Between 500,000 - 1,000,000 speakers
 :Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States
  Between 100,000 - 500,000 speakers
 :Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Germany, Israel, United Kingdom, Sweden, Bahrain, Canada, Russia, Kuwait
  Between 25,000 - 100,000 speakers
 :Australia, Oman, France, Syria, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Yemen, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, China, India, Turkmenistan, Italy, Finland, Spain, Norway
  Fewer than 25,000 speakers / none
:The remaining countries

Official language[change | change source]

Countries where Persian is a de jure official language
Country Region Total
population
Persian speakers
L1 Total
 Iran Asia 83,783,945[1] 50,568,000[2] ~70,000,000[3]
 Afghanistan Asia 32,890,171[4] 16,650,000[5] ~30,000,000[6]
 Tajikistan Asia 9,313,800[7] 6,373,834[8] ~9,300,000[3]
 Dagestan[9] Europe 3,132,268[10] 2,010[11] ~2,100
Total 129٬020٬184 73٬593٬834 109,300,000

Significant minority language[change | change source]

Countries where Persian is a significant minority language
Country Region Population Persian speakers
Population Percentage
 Uzbekistan Asia 34,412,349[12] 1,544,700[13]−10,000,000[14][15][16] 4,8−30%
 Bahrain Asia 1,592,000[17] 100,000[18] 14%[19]

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Persian, Iranian". Ethnologue. Retrieved 11 December 2018. Total Persian dialects in Iran.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Adult literacy rate, population 15+ years (both sexes, female, male)". UIS Data Centre. UNESCO. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  4. د هېواد د وګړو اټکل برآورد نفوس کشور1399 [Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2020-21] (PDF) (Report) (in Arabic and English). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 July 2020. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  5. "Afghanistan". Worldmeters. www.worldmeters.info. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  6. Reinman, Suzanne L. (2010-09-21). "The World Factbook". Reference Reviews. 24 (7): 7–8. doi:10.1108/09504121011077057. ISSN 0950-4125.
  7. "Агентии омори назди Президенти Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон / Агентии омори назди Президенти Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон". www.stat.tj. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
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  9. Constitution of the Republic of Dagestan: Chapter I, Article 11: "The state languages ​​of the Republic of Dagestan are Russian and the languages ​​of the peoples of Dagestan."
  10. "Оценка численности постоянного населения по субъектам Российской Федерации". Главная::Федеральная служба государственной статистики. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  11. Tat, Muslim, Ethnologue, Retrieved 7 March 2021
  12. "Statistika qo'mitasi — O'ZBEKISTON AHOLISI". stat.uz. Archived from the original on 20 January 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  13. https://web.archive.org/web/20180822145750/https://www.stat.uz/en/press-center/news-committee/435-analiticheskie-materialy-en1/2075-demographic-situation-in-the-republic-of-uzbekistan
  14. Jonson, Lena (1976) Tajikistan in the New Central Asia, I.B.Tauris, ISBN 085771726X, p. 108: "According to official Uzbek statistics there are slightly over 1 million Tajiks in Uzbekistan or about 3% of the population. The unofficial figure is over 6 million Tajiks. They are concentrated in the Sukhandarya, Samarqand and Bukhara regions."
  15. Richard Foltz (1996). "The Tajiks of Uzbekistan". Central Asian Survey. 15 (2): 213–216. doi:10.1080/02634939608400946.
  16. Cornell, Svante E. (2000). "Uzbekistan: A Regional Player in Eurasian Geopolitics?". European Security. 9 (2): 115. doi:10.1080/09662830008407454. Archived from the original on 5 May 2009.
  17. "Mid-Year Population Projections for the Kingdom of Bahrain - (2012 - 2032)" 2012 – 2032 إسقاطات منتصف العام لسكان مملكة البحرين (PDF) (in Arabic and English). Kingdom of Bahrain - Central informatics Organisation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2017.
  18. The Ajam of Manama
  19. [2].